Could a stuxnet attack on the entire US power grid happen anytime, and cripple the economy? Join the discussion with internationally renowned cyber-security expert Howard Schmidt. He will lead a conversation about proven strategies, and protections you can implement to thwart the constant change and evolving sophisticated threats to your entire eco-system. Cyber-threats were identified as one of the top global risks to watch in the World Economic Forum’s 2012 Global Risk Report in Davos.
Headlines as recently as September, 2012, revealed the current administration’s high priority for significantly increasing our country’s protection against these potentially crippling attacks. Just as technology changes quickly so do the threats. Development, deployment and IT operations need to have security and privacy built in from the beginning. Success with cyber-security can be achieved by looking at at processes from end to end.
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Today, innovation in IT must take into consideration the challenges of security, governance and risk. You can’t afford for it to be one or the other – yes, it’s a tough reality for CIOs and CEOs alike. But it’s the environment we all need to innovate in to win. Want to be a long term CIO? Then you must understand your team’s contribution to the overall outcome of the business.
Often, the first step is identifying the projects with the most room on the runway – finding that point of diminishing return where the ramp starts getting too steep to maintain momentum, and then stop. When is good is good-enough? When should you keep pressing ahead? You will learn from their approach in drafting a five year IT blueprint and how they have managed the business to create a culture that prioritizes IT projects with the use of data.
Dave and Leslie have a unique perspective to share. Together, they are investing heavily in IT – on both sides of the businesses. Internally to support operations as a national telecom provider in 32 states; and externally, supporting the growing IT needs of companies through their recent acquisitions in the hosted and managed services area. TDS Telecommunications is part of the Fortune 500®, Telephone and Data Systems family of companies.
One of the most stressful jobs on the planet is the role of the CIO. You must enable your organization’s productivity while at the same time protecting your organization’s digital assets. That incredible responsibility falls squarely on the shoulders of the Chief Information Officer. Former White House CIO Theresa Payton offers real-life, high-level solutions CIO to CIO in this candid talk from someone who has successfully done the job at the highest rank in the nation.
She will talk about emerging technology trends and how to enable the organization with new technology while at the same time keeping digital assets safe. All executives will leave the presentation with a checklist and suggested meeting agenda to energize and engage their organizations.
Forrester reports firms will invest 70 to 73% of their 2013 IT budget maintaining and operating existing systems and equipment. Gartner finds 78% of IT leaders plan on pursuing a private cloud strategy by 2014. So which is it? Are IT leaders focusing on what they have? Or are they innovating to keep pace with a constantly changing market?
Business technology is at an inflection point. Most organizations are heavily vested in legacy infrastructure. Yet new ways of doing things promise greater agility and faster time to value. AHEAD CEO Daniel Adamany calls the confluence of these seemingly conflicting forces of tradition and innovation “How then meets now”.
Adamany will lead this discussion on the danger of viewing innovation as an all or nothing proposition, demonstrating how purpose, foresight, process, and planning empowers organizations to drive business improvement across the enterprise.
The traditional enterprise outsourcing model, where a customer outsources the management of its’ IT infrastructure, applications development, network operations and end-user support to a third party, is experiencing the downside effects of commoditization. Vendors and customers have focused almost exclusively on cost to the detriment of other factors that have historically justified an infrastructure outsourcing play – quality, innovation and cycle time – to name a few. Cloud offerings of Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) can be attractive solutions to start-up businesses and niche outsourcing infrastructure plays for larger enterprises.
Are IaaS and PaaS viable for large enterprises with legacy applications and complex hosting requirements? Cameron Art, General Manager, Application Management Services for IBM will lead an interactive discussion on what factors should be considered as CIOs evaluate their infrastructure outsourcing options and what solutions are managed infrastructure service providers developing to break out of the “commodity box” as this market continues to evolve?
Enterprise Cloud Computing is here to stay, but that can’t mean it’s “rip and replace” time for legacy IT investments. Rather, the acknowledged acceptance of enterprise cloud services makes it possible for clouds’ agility to liberate new value from IT assets already in place.
Cloud apps and platforms should be part of a portfolio of solutions: integrated with system-of-record data, but extending that data into new roles and environments, with greater speed; lower incremental investment; and far less technology risk than past initiatives. Security, operations assurance, and compliance issues must not be trivialized, but enterprise clouds can actually pave the way for improvement – not merely parity – in these key areas.
Join Peter Coffee, former Technology Editor of eWEEK, for this discussion of key considerations in carving out a robust cloud strategy… and recognizing the structural challenges, in every industry and sector, that make it a necessity.
Within large enterprises, IT has traditionally been organized into a departmental structure with responsibilities for selection, procurement, installation, implementation and integration of new technologies, as well as maintaining the current technology and applications needed for various business functions. This approach created a “closed trade model” with rationing of IT infrastructure and services to the remainder of the organization based on allocated capital and operating budget capacity, without necessarily true integration and alignment with the strategic business model.
As a healthcare expert leading an IT Company, I will utilize the disruption now occurring in the healthcare industry (the Accountable Care Organization Model) as a case study of why technology must now become fully integrated into the care delivery model in a manner that eliminates previous balkanization and measurably improves enterprise-wide performance as defined by productivity, efficiency, clinical outcomes, security and patient/provider satisfaction. A useful analogy to consider is that any incredibly complex living organism without a highly developed and integrated central and peripheral nervous system will rapidly become extinct in a stressful evolutionary environment!
Mobile is about a shift to new systems of engagement. It’s about data. It’s about immediacy, context and utility. It’s about empowering your consumers, partners or your employees and making new types of experiences possible. Business benefits abound – driving new revenues, new relationships and new ways of doing business – but how can you ensure that your investments will deliver the right results?
The session will provide examples of the transformational impact of mobile technology. These examples will be viewed through a strategic lens to highlight the essential elements of solid mobile strategy – a “Business First. Mobile Second.” approach that fully considers the business, the user and the technology landscape.
For far too long, most CIOs have been insulated from the core missions of every business: generating revenue and profit, and delighting customers. But, that old-fashioned construct is changing rapidly as technology becomes more deeply infused in every facet of business operations and almost every facet of our individual lives, and as a challenging global economy forces companies to wring new revenue out of new ideas. Join the discussion with Rick Roy, VP & CIO, CUNA Mutual group and Brent Leland, CIO of Trek Bikes, and Phil Shelley, CTO of Sears Holdings as they explore their real life experience as rain makers for the organizations.
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